Legislature(2021 - 2022)BUTROVICH 205

03/25/2021 03:30 PM STATE AFFAIRS

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03:31:59 PM Start
03:37:11 PM Confirmation Hearing(s)
03:53:10 PM SB102
04:37:41 PM SB2
05:14:03 PM SB28
05:23:56 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
Governor Appointees
-- Public Testimony --
*+ SB 102 AMEND COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 2 PEACE OFFICERS: DE-ESCALATION, MISCONDUCT TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 3 POLICE OFFICERS: ORAL WARNING/DE-ESCALATE TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ SB 28 EST. APRIL 24 ALASKA CONSTITUTION DAY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
          SB  28-EST. APRIL 24 ALASKA CONSTITUTION DAY                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:14:03 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR SHOWER  announced the  consideration of  SENATE BILL  NO. 28                                                              
"An Act  establishing April  24 of  each year  as Vic Fischer  and                                                              
Jack  Coghill  Constitution  of  the  State  of  Alaska  Day;  and                                                              
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:14:25 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  SHOWER   recognized  that  Senator  Reinbold   and  Senator                                                              
Kawasaki were present via Teams.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:14:55 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR TOM BEGICH, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau, Alaska,                                                                   
sponsor of SB 28, introduced the legislation paraphrasing the                                                                   
following sponsor statement:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     On April 24,  1956, the citizens of Alaska  ratified the                                                                   
     Constitution  of  the  State  of  Alaska,  "guaranteeing                                                                   
     that   the  individual   will   always  be   in-charge,"                                                                   
     enshrining  our State's  values  of individual  freedom,                                                                   
     local control,  and personal anatomy at the  core of our                                                                   
     Statehood.  The  purpose  of  our  Constitution  was  to                                                                   
     "transmit  to  succeeding generations  our  heritage  of                                                                   
     political,  civil,  and  religious  liberty  within  the                                                                   
     United of States."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     Over the  past 65  years, the laws  and policies  of our                                                                   
     state  have   remained  relevant  and  true.   Those  55                                                                   
     delegates  so long  ago  provided a  visionary  template                                                                   
     for guided governance  that has served this  state well.                                                                   
     Now  is the  time to  recognize the  persistence of  our                                                                   
     Constitution  by  establishing  an annual  reminder  and                                                                   
     celebration of the continuity of our state's values.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     SB 28 provides  a bridge from the past to  the future by                                                                   
     establishing   the   Vic  Fischer   and   Jack   Coghill                                                                   
     Constitution  of the  State of  Alaska Day.  If we  know                                                                   
     where  we  have come  from,  we  will better  attend  to                                                                   
     where  we  are   going.  As  Alaska  grapples   with  an                                                                   
     unprecedented    pandemic    and    increasing    fiscal                                                                   
     instability,  let us all take  a moment to  remember the                                                                   
     actions and  efforts that shaped the state  we are today                                                                   
     and focus on the state we wish to become.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:17:34 PM                                                                                                                    
LOKI TOBIN, Staff, Senator Tom Begich, Alaska State Legislature,                                                                
Juneau, Alaska, presented the following sectional analysis for                                                                  
SB 28:                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section 1.                                                                                                                 
     Amends  AS  44.12.010(a)  by  inserting  subsection  (5)                                                                   
                          th                                                                                                    
     which denotes the  24  day of April, or  Vic Fischer and                                                                   
     Jack Coghill  Constitution of  the State of  Alaska Day,                                                                   
     as a legal holiday in the state of Alaska.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 2.                                                                                                                 
     Conforms  exceptions under  AS 44.12.020  to align  with                                                                   
     newly created  subsection (5)  under AS 44.12.010(a)  to                                                                   
     ensure  every Sunday  continues  to be  recognized as  a                                                                   
     legal holiday in the state of Alaska.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Section 3.                                                                                                                 
    Inserts   applicability   language    to   ensure   this                                                                    
       legislation does not void or create an unintended                                                                        
     impact on any existing state contract.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     Section 4.                                                                                                                 
     Establishes an effective date of July 1, 2021.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
5:19:18 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR SHOWER opened public testimony on SB 28.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:19:28 PM                                                                                                                    
RICK  HALFORD, representing  self,  Chugiak,  Alaska, stated  that                                                              
when he  was first  in the legislature  in the  late 1970s  he had                                                              
some of the best  teachers possible. They had  worked on statehood                                                              
and  created the  Alaska  Constitution.  He interacted  with  both                                                              
Jack Coghill  and Vic  Fisher and  while they  came from  opposite                                                              
perspectives,  they  reflected  the commitment  to  the  long-term                                                              
future  of the  state.  The  constitution itself  represents  that                                                              
balance and  that should  be protected.  He described  SB 28  as a                                                              
step  in  the  right direction  in  recognition  that  the  Alaska                                                              
Constitution is the best of all the states.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:20:59 PM                                                                                                                    
BOB  WALDROP, representing  self, Anchorage,  Alaska, stated  that                                                              
he was  speaking in  support of  SB 28 and  his comments  are made                                                              
with respect  for the  history and  confidence  in the future.  He                                                              
related   that  in   the   2011  message   to   citizens  in   the                                                              
constitutional  booklet,  Jack   Coghill,  former  state  senator,                                                              
lieutenant   governor,   and   delegate    to   the   constitution                                                              
convention, said  the Alaska Constitution  is a product  of Alaska                                                              
pioneers, the spirit  of independence, and self-government.  It is                                                              
the guarantee that the individual will always be in charge.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  WALDROP  said  he  believes   that  the  Alaska  Constitution                                                              
strikes  a  fair balance  of  the  power  of  the people  and  the                                                              
executive,  legislative,  and  judicial  branches.  He  cited  the                                                              
first article  of the constitution  that says all  political power                                                              
is inherent in  the people. Since statehood, the  constitution has                                                              
guided  Alaska  through good  and  bad  times,  he said,  and  the                                                              
principles  continue to  be  as relevant  today  as when  Alaskans                                                              
ratified  the  constitution.  He said  SB  28  would serve  as  an                                                              
annual reminder of the debt owed to all the founders and the                                                                    
means to navigate the seas ahead.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:22:39 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR SHOWER closed public testimony on SB 28 and held the bill                                                                 
in committee for future consideration.                                                                                          

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 102 Version A.PDF SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 102
SB 102 Sponsor Statement Version A.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 102
SB 102 Sponsor Statement Version A.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 102
SB 102 Sectional Analysis Version A.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 102
SB 102 Written Testimony Chip DeMoss CFA.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 102
SB 102 Written Testimony Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 102
SB 102 Written Testimony Sven Larson economist CFA.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 102
SB 102 Version A.PDF SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 102
SB 3 ABC SB3 Letter of Support.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 CUSP SB3 Letter of Support.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 Nancy Pease Letter of Support.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 PSL Letter of Support.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 Sponsor Statement ver B 1.25.2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 ver B Hearing Request 3.15.2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 ver B Presentation 1.19.21.pptx SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 ver B Sectional Analysis 1.22.2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 ver B Supporting Document Do Police Officers Have a Legal Obligation 1.25.2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 ver B Supporting Document More police de-escalation training 1.25.2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 ver B Supporting Document Police De-Escalation 1.22.2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 3 ver B.PDF SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 3
SB 2 Fiscal Note 519.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 2
SB 2 Letters of Testimony DTD 3-15-2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 2
SB 2 Sectional Analysis Version B DTD 3-15-2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 2
SB 2 Sponsor Statement Version B DTD 3-15-2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 2
SB 2 Supporting Document (2) Supporting Document DTD 3-15-2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 2
SB 2 Supporting Documents (1) DTD 3-15-2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 2
SB 2 Version B.PDF SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 2
SB 28 Fiscal Note 3134.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 28
SB 28 Fiscal Note.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 28
SB 28 v. B Legislation.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 28
SB 28 v. B Sectional Analysis 1.26.2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 28
SB 28 v. B Sponsor Statement 1.26.2021.pdf SSTA 3/25/2021 3:30:00 PM
SB 28